Bolton nine-year-old desires to be F1 driver like Max Verstappen

A nine-year-old boy is go-karting his approach in direction of his dream of at some point turning into an F1 driver.

Joshua Lowe from Little Lever is without doubt one of the quickest nine-year-olds on the town.

He repeatedly reaches speeds of 65mph in his go-kart, gifted to him two years when his love of motorsport began.

The teenager was topped the IndiKart Bambino Comer 2019 champion, ending 22 factors away from his nearest rival.

Since then, Joshua has moved up into Sodi Micromax Class, the final word karting championship and this season alone has two second place finishes and one first.

His mum, Natalie Lowe mentioned: “My husband Martin used to race so Joshua was all the time at a race observe and after he went to Rochdale workforce karting he confirmed potential and moved to outside tracks.

“We obtained him a kart for Christmas and he entered his first race six months later.”

As a fan of F1 driver and 2021 championship winner Max Verstappen, Joshua hopes to emulate his success at some point.

Natalie mentioned: “Joshua began at 32mph and to suppose now he’s at 65mph, and he’s solely lately turned 9 years outdated.

“His dad Martin gave up racing so Joshua might dwell his dream and he lives by means of him.

“He has two sisters as properly, 16-year-old Gracie and 15-year-old Olivia, so it’s a complete household occasion on weekends and his sisters come to assist him.”

Racing can get fairly costly and the mother and father spend round £1,300 for a weekend to get Joshua racing together with entry charges, gasoline and tyres.

Natalie mentioned: “He’s actually obsessed with it at such a younger age and desires to impress everyone.

“The workforce say he’s a breath of contemporary air, he’s all the time smiling and able to race.

“We attempt to get him out two or 3 times a month and go everywhere in the nation as a result of he wants the expertise.”

Joshua at the moment races for the Coles Racing workforce primarily based in Taunton and is racing within the Sodi Micromax Class however has additionally competed in BKC and CKC Championships this 12 months.

He has raced at Whilton Mill, GYG Wales, Rowrah Cumbria, and Warden Legislation Sunderland.

Attending to the highest gained’t be simple for the nine-year-old, who works out each night in addition to collaborating in boxing, soccer and cricket to maintain his stamina at degree.

The household are at the moment searching for extra sponsorship to assist with the prices of working Joshua’s dream and people can electronic mail m.lowe548@btinternet.com.

Sponsors embody MKM constructing provides, Bolton Hannon Holmes Property brokers, HSS Scaffolding, Disley electrical, PSL print administration, and MAE groundwork and building.

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